Embracing the great outdoors
Over the past year our Outdoor Learning programme has offered the boys a variety of activities, all geared towards promoting an active lifestyle and stimulating their enthusiasm for nature and discovery.
Those who opted for a series of short walks found themselves tackling challenging hill trails while discovering some of Fife’s hidden gems, and they learned some useful navigational skills along the way.
Another group took part in introductory kayaking sessions at Lochore Meadows and Willowgate Outdoor Centre, learning lots of kayaking skills and rescue techniques. And great fun was had by all during some water confidence sessions where the boys could experience the water in lots of different ways.
The Falkland Estate is the perfect training ground for Mountain Biking – another of our Outdoor Learning options this term. In order to assess their level, the boys first took part in confidence- and skill-building games such as ‘King of the Ring’, ‘Hi Fives’, ‘Pass the Bottle’ and ‘Bike Limbo’.
They also did some guided rides around the local trails, before having the opportunity to lead the group along sections of the trails. All the boys took their turn and encouraged one another, making for a really positive atmosphere.
Our OL Coordinators, who work hard to enhance the boys’ outdoor experience, report that it has been great to see them develop and increase their confidence over the sessions.
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